"There are enough red herrings and all-too-human flubs in the detecting to keep suspense high and resolution impossible to the very end.
Baldacci’s legions of fans will probably love this book, but new readers will find it lacking in too many of the requisite storytelling skills.
John Connolly’s recent book, A Book of Bones, is difficult reading for several reasons—its extreme length, its wandering story arc, and its disappearing protagonist, just to name a few.
“With sufficient twists to keep a reader’s interest and empathetic protagonists to root for, this latest novel of psychological suspense from New York Times bestselling author Lisa
“Fans of Virgil Flowers will love Bloody Genius, as will fans of Lucas Davenport and the Prey series.
“The Chain will unforgettably haunt you even if you just read the first chapter—so you might as well lock the doors, bite your nails, and read it all.”
“This is a very entertaining novel, full of local color equally in Boston, Romania, and Istanbul, where the author dwells lovingly, with the finesse of a gourmand, over the many meals the c
“Sympathy for Celia and a curiosity about children trapped in bunkers with psychopaths keeps the heart of this novel beating . . .”
“Author Kavanagh is a master of head-spinning misdirection, firing one OMG plot twist after another.”
When “the brass upstairs decided to promote a brown-nosing pile of crap and my least favorite partner ever, a fellow by the name of Paul Kramer, to be my boss . . .
“A thriller recommended for fans of the genre, and also for those who enjoy historical fiction.”
“If you like your thrillers fast-paced, intelligent, tough and good to the last drop, The Deserter is right up your alley.
“Gripping and spine-tingling, What Rose Forgot is sure to raise the hackles of lovers of psychological thrillers.”
To keep blood pumping through the veins of a dead novelist’s characters can be a risky undertaking, especially when those characters are as beloved as Robert B.
“Lapena uses craft, not gimmicks, to bring a deliberate rhythm of tension that keeps readers engrossed from beginning to end.”
“In Cold Storage, David Koepp easily transfers to novel from his experience as the screenwriter of such recognizable movies as Jurassic Park and War of the Worlds
“Lotz has written a thoughtful thriller that is as much about the psychology of people who hide in various ways than about catching a murderer.”
“One murder, four confessors . . . what more does a good mystery need?”
Remo Bellini is a mess.
The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter has one foot loosely planted in reality. The other is firmly mired in the black hole of the worst possible human behavior.
“Author Catherine McKenzie has written a riveting closed circle mystery that will put readers in mind of John Dickson Carr and Agatha Christie.”
“Keller’s lush prose and complex characters will draw readers in . . .”
“Expect a few cultural grace notes and agreeable potboiler antics from Beijing Payback—just don't expect something truly original.”
“Those who like a lengthy and sedate description of small-town life in which its inhabitants’ hidden crimes and secrets are slowly uncovered for all to see will appreciate The Wolf Want
“a gripping corporate thriller with characters you'll love to hate.”